Translation:I eat at 1:30.
Because rice plays an important rule in (southern) Chinese culture. Basically we use "吃饭" to mean "have a meal," even if we may actually be eating noodles. By the way there is a fun fact: Chinese speakers sometimes use"你吃飯了嗎？/ 你吃饭了吗？" which means "Have you eaten?" as a greeting. You can see how important is eating for Chinese.
Thank you for sharing. This could seems familiar for brasilian people. Here we say something like "let's drink coffee" when we actually are talking about the small meal in the morning or in the evening. We say coffee even you drink tea or milk, or even if you just eat something without drink. I'll think about this to memorize chinese.
I'm having trouble with the lessons cutting me off mid-way while speaking. I mean I'm not speaking slowly and it responds after only a word or two. At least this time it let me try again ("hmm, that doesn't sound right. Try again"). On a previous speaking test it just marked me wrong. There's no background noise in the room, so I'm not sure why it's responding within seconds like this. I am not pausing too long or anything like that. And I'm typing all this out in the forum because it will let me report something being wrong, but won't give me a space to say exactly what it is that's wrong (on correct answers).
I think that isn't recognized because China uses the 24 hour time system. To speak to those who do use AM/PM, I believe they use 凌晨 (líng chén) meaning "early morning" and 下午 (xìa wū) meaning "in the afternoon". So with Chinese time customs in mind, this sentence would mean what we call 1:30AM, which I believe is just a comical mistake and oversight on the developer side.
Actually, saying "I eat at 1330", instead of "I eat at 1:30" is not a typo, since that is the way it is done in China. I think the 24hr system is used throughout the world, except for a few anglo-centrist countries such as the u.s. and England, because it is quicker, precise, and more amenable to science.
"吃饭" is synonymous with "dinner." So this can also translate to "I eat dinner at 1:30." I got this question wrong when I had input "I eat dinner at 1:30."
Background info about me in case you are questioning my reliability: I am a native Cantonese speaker and know the basics of Mandarin, having grown up around the culture with relatives and friends that speak the language.